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Alzheimer's Disease Falls More Heavily on Women Than on Men

Alzheimer's Disease Falls More Heavily on Women Than on Men
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January 2, 2017
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Alzheimer's Disease Falls More Heavily on Women Than on Men

Experts say that distinct biological and genetic factors may shape how Alzheimer’s disease progresses in women. Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association senior director of Medical and Scientific Relations, writes that understanding these factors could be crucial to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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